Weekly roundup December 8 – 14


The 10 Best Canadian Heritage Minutes Of All Time
^ All 5 instalments of this blog series are great. Ranking all the Heritage Minutes is a noble (err.. amusing at least) venture.

It’s time for Ontario to break its auto habit Maclean’s

Calgary’s soaring transit use suggests high ridership is possible even in sprawling cities The Transport Politic

Competition ‘theatre’ won’t solve U.S. price differences The Globe and Mail

Editorial: The Surprisingly Useful White Elephant (On The Union-Pearson Express) Transit Toronto


Weekly roundup December 1 – 7


America at the Trump hotel: The food is amazing – but you shouldn’t eat here, ever The Globe and Mail

D.C. Water adopts Norway’s Cambi system for turning sewage into electricity and fertilizer Washington Post

A dream invite from Marvel to resurrect Howard the Duck The Globe and Mail

Scarborough’s Glenn de Baeremaeker gets the facts wrong when he vilifies downtowners Toronto Star


Weekly roundup November 24 – 30


How my fake science paper earned me a shot at an editor’s job Ottawa Citizen

Sugar Sammy’s punchline National Post


Weekly roundup November 10 – 23

Went on a long weekend to Montreal last weekend and though I read many things, I spent my time walking around the city instead of posting things to the internet.


Mockery for the booze monopolies National Post

Canada’s glorious bipartisan tradition of messing up military procurement National Post

Real World Use Cases for High-Risk Users

Time to repopulate Canada’s arrival cities The Globe and Mail

Why I Left The CBC And Its Toxic Atmosphere Huffington Post

My life at the National Post, and why I’ll miss it National Post



^ via Heather

Montreal Photos

Geodesic Dome
Biosphère (a geodesic dome)

Metro Escalator
One of the many long escalators to the Montreal Metro

On a large stump
We found a very large stump to sit on.

Tile Bench
This bench tried to camouflage itself but I found it.

The long weekend ended with some snow before we caught the train back home.

You can find all my posted photos on flickr.

Weekly roundup November 3 – 9


Quebec union’s mind-boggling use of racism to attack Alberta’s privatized liquor sales National Post

Archaeologists discover ancient subway buried beneath Toronto The Beaverton

Research Council official time signal celebrates milestone CBC


Weekly roundup October 27 – November 2



The Great Paper Caper GQ

Rod Love was the man behind Ralph Klein’s throne Calgary Herald

Portland’s end to free disabled parking opened up spaces, exposed widespread abuse downtown Oregon Live

Flood diversion project no longer based on economic worth, documents show Calgary Herald